Ok so full speed ahead. Working on three guitar bodies and a wall guitar.
Got some nice tiger rosewood from Austin hardwoods, dead straight, super nice figure and quartered.
I’d made some templates for the fretboard and neck and decided to give them a try. The first attempt was frustrating. I’d made the mistake of my factoring in LMII’s space behind the fretboard. So basically I ended up with a wider nut end than expected. No biggie but not what I wanted. Second turned out much much better. Both are two gorgeous pau ferro which has a nice spicy smell when cut.
I also was able to cut a binding groove in the rustic maple burl topped guitar. I figure why not try it out. I’m going to use either black or white boltaron bindings. The figured walnut one is gonna have a white binding also on the fretboard and body.
I also jigsawed the walnuts body. It’s going to be used with my new double cut design. I might take a forstner to the sapele so I can cut the 6.4 lb body down to a 5 or so.
Other than that I was happy to end the night with the first neck in clamps. It’s a great feeling when your hand plane works smoothly. The new diamond sharpening card is awesome